Southeast Mo. State Homecoming schedule, restricted parking for parade

Homecoming kicks off on Sunday, October 24, and ends the following Saturday, Oct. 30.
Homecoming kicks off on Sunday, October 24, and ends the following Saturday, Oct. 30.(KFVS)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:11 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 11:18 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State prepares for its annual homecoming week with a variety of events.

Homecoming kicks off on Sunday, October 24, and ends the following Saturday, Oct. 30.

Restricted parking for parade

The parade is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 30. It will end at Themis and Main this year due to recent structural safety concerns in the block of Themis to Independence.

The area on Main from Themis to Independence (west side) will be restricted to foot traffic only.

According to the city, starting at 2 a.m. on Oct. 30, parking will be prohibited on both sides of Broadway from North West End Boulevard from Broadway to Parkview Drive; on the east side of Perry Avenue from Broadway to Parkview; on Houck Place and Bellevue to North Pacific (in front of Houck Stadium); on the east side of Perry Avenue to Parkview.

Vehicles parked after 2 a.m. on Saturday will be towed from the street.

Parking will be open on city streets immediately after the parade, with the exception of Bellevue.

Tailgating will begin at 11 a.m.
Tailgating will begin at 11 a.m.(Source: Southeast Missouri State University)

The homecoming schedule

Sunday, Oct. 24

  • Wheelhouse Rousters at Shuck Recital Hall at 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 25

  • Retired Faculty and Staff Homecoming Celebration at Kem Statuary Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 29

  • Copper Dome Society/Alumni Awards Dinner at the Show Me Center at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30

  • Alumni Coffee, Cocoa & Cookies at Wehking Alumni Center at 8 a.m.
  • Classes of 1970 & 1971 50-Year Reunion at Wehking Alumni Center Front Lawn at 9 a.m.
  • Parade starting at Capaha Park at 9:30 a.m.
  • Academic Hall Dome Tours at Academic Hall Main Entrance from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tailgating at 11 a.m.
  • Alumni Hospitality Tent at Alumni Center Lawn at 11 a.m.
  • Vets Corps Pig Roast at Main Wehking Alumni Center parking lot at 11 a.m.
  • Veterans Plaza Gathering of Remembrance at Veterans Plaza at 11:30 a.m.
  • Homecoming Football Game, Southeast v. Eastern Illinois at Houck Stadium at 1 p.m.

You can find more information on the events posted on Southeast’s website.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the alumni tailgate or the parade can email the alumni association at

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